affordable housing

June 13, 2022

Yes in God’s back yard: Bay Area lawmaker revives plan for affordable housing at churches

SAN FRANCISCO – Amid the state’s ongoing housing woes, a Bay Area lawmaker has reintroduced a proposal that would make it easier for houses of worship to build affordable housing on their lots. This week, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 1336, which would allow religious institutions, such as churches, synagogues and mosques, to build affordable housing by-right, even if prohibited by local zoning. Development would also be allowed at nonprofit colleges. “Faith-based organizations have long served…
August 17, 2022

NBC Bay Area: Housing ‘Out of Reach’ for Bay Area Minimum Wage Workers: Report

A person who wants to live in a two-bedroom, market rate apartment in the San Francisco metropolitan area must make more than $60 an hour to afford it, according to a report released Thursday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It says full-time minimum wage workers are unable to afford a modest two-bedroom rental home in any state, metropolitan area, or county. In 91 percent of U.S. counties, a one-bedroom rental home at fair market rent is also out…